Visit to the Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, a group of members met at 10.30am to visit the Counterpoint Exhibition at the Stanley Spencer Gallery. Tea, coffee and conversation was enjoyed at lunchtime as members had their packed lunch. In the afternoon, the group walked around Cookham village learning about places where Stanley Spencer had painted. Ann Danks, Archivist and Chrissy Rosenthal, Presentation Officer, both very experienced lecturers with academic knowledge of Stanley’s life and work, led us in the Gallery and on the walk. As a small group, we could ask questions about Stanley’s work, his place amongst his contemporaries and his life.
Some members were also able to stay in the afternoon for a guided visit by Michael Johnson around Holy Trinity Church. Everyone who came declared it to have been an excellent trip.